Mondays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. – Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) of Watertown meets at the Watertown Community Center. Info: Dory at (952) 200-8655 or Debbie at (952) 955-3079.
Watertown Senior Club
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. All 55+ welcome. Info: (952) 955-2697.
Peace Lutheran midweek program
Wednesdays – “JAM! Jesus and Me!” is a program designed to help kids think bigger, better and grander thoughts about God. They’ll learn about the gospel and how to build Christian relationships with others. The afternoon is for kids in grades 1-5 to grow in their own relationship with Jesus. They’ll study God’s Word and learn how to apply it to their lives, while having fun with arts/crafts, music, skits, games and a light supper. Info: Kathy at 955-2936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEFC Children’s Program
Wednesday evenings – Children are welcome to join Watertown Evangelical Free Church to learn and share about God. Evening includes stories, music, games and love for Jesus Christ. Whether your child is in Hoppers (born on or before 9/1/11 and potty trained – Pre K) or JWJ – Journey with Jesus (K-6th grade), they will love the friendships they gain with their peers and joy they will feel learning and sharing about God. All denominations welcome. Info: Jen at (952) 955-1068 or email@example.com.
Hot Dinner at St. Paul’s
1st Thursday – Join St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave. SW in Watertown) once a month for a wonderful full course hot dinner. All are invited every first Thursday of the month. Info: 955-1498.
Fridays, 6:45 a.m. – The Tri-County Toastmasters Club meets at the Watertown Community Center near the south entrance. Improve your public speaking and communication skills. Info: Chuck at (952) 955-2963.
Crow River Soccer registration
Crow River Soccer Club’s Rec Soccer registration closes April 20 for U5-U8. Cost includes jersey, skills and games in non-competitive league. Register online at crowriversoccer.com. Discount if registered by April 4. Held at Watertown-Mayer Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting May 20, ending with Jamboree on July 20.
Historical society meeting
Thurs., April 3, 12:30 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet on the second floor of the Hoffman Building on Lewis Avenue. Visitors and new members are welcome.
‘Light up the Night’ event
Friday, April 4, 5 to 8 p.m. – The Watertown-Mayer PTO is sponsoring the Light up the Night Spring Fundraiser at Watertown-Mayer High School (gyms and cafeteria). Fun for the whole family! Silent auction, “Taste of Watertown” meal for whole family, student basketball games, bingo with prizes, “Let’s Make a Deal” game show with prizes and more.
April 4-6 – The Mayer Lutheran High School Drama Department will perform “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” a dramatization of the book by C. S. Lewis, at 7 p.m. April 4-5 and at 2 p.m. and April 6 at the Mayer Lutheran Fine Arts Center. General Admission tickets available at the door.
Pet Adoption Event
Sat., April 5, noon to 3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Chaska. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
62nd annual Dairy Day Dinner
Sat., April 5 – The 62nd annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner and Princess Coronation will be held under the theme “Join our Team in 2014!” at the Cologne Community Center. Social hour: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:15 p.m. Program: 8 p.m. Tickets available in advance until March 30 from many local dairy farmers, any ADA board member, any Dairy Day Dinner Committee member, or by contacting Mark at (952) 442-2803 or Barb at (952) 657-2476, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also available at the door.
Mayer Fire Department fish fry
Sun., April 6, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – The Mayer Fire Department will hold its annual spring fish fry at the Mayer Community Center. Zion LWML will sell pie for dessert. Tickets available at the door.
Faith Renewal / Parish Mission
April 6-10 – A Faith Renewal/Parish Mission will be held at the Catholic parishes of St. Boniface and St. Mary of Czestochowa from April 6-10. The theme, God’s Wondrous Love, will be presented by Fr. Lon Konold, OMI. Talks, discussion related to the theme will take place after morning Mass, also at noon, and again in the evening at 7 p.m. Schedule, info: (952) 446-1054; or e-mail email@example.com; or www.stboniface-stmary.org.
Hollywood Sports Complex meetings
April 10, 15, 17, 7 p.m. – Several sports meetings will be held at Hollywood Sports Complex in April. All meetings will be held at the complex at 7 p.m. Co-rec slowpitch: Thursday, April 10; Co-rec volleyball: Tuesday, April 15; Mens fastpitch & modified: Thursday, April 17; Womens fastpitch: TBD.
WMHS spring play
April 10-12, 7 p.m. – The thespians at Watertown-Mayer High School are currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of “Murder’s in The Heir,” a murder mystery and comedy that the audience chooses the murderer at intermission. The play is set to open on April 10 and run through the 12. Showtimes are at 7 pm all three nights. Tickets available at the door.
Easter Fun in Mayer
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon – The Mayer-Watertown DandyLions invite all kids to the club’s annual Easter Event held at the Mayer Community Center. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Westonka Kids’ Stuff Sale
Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The 19th annual Westonka Kids’ Stuff Sale will be held at the David M. Thaler Arena (5909 Sunnyfield Road, Mound) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (half price sale from 1 to 2 p.m.). There is a minor cost to attend. Info: (952) 491-8048 or www.westonkaecfekidsstuffsale.com.
Watertown blood drive
Monday, April 14, noon to 6 p.m. – The American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile at the Watertown Community Center. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Public Health Shot Clinic
Mon., April 14, 3 to 5 p.m. – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) provides immunizations, or shots, to residents who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover shots, from 3 to 5 p.m. Shots for adults and children available. Fee is requested for each shot, but no one will be denied service if unable to pay. Information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.
Book signing event
Sat., April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Author Jan Dunlap of Chaska will hold a book signing for her new book, “Saved by Gracie: How a rough-and-tumble rescue dog dragged me back to health, happiness, and God,” at Jim Gilbert’s Wild Bird Store in Waconia. Info: jandunlap.com.
Pet Adoption Event
Sat., April 19, noon to 3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Peace Easter Breakfast
Sun., April 20, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. – All are invited to Easter Sunday Breakfast at Peace Lutheran Church (600 Kristi Lane, CR 20 east of WMES) of Watertown. Freewill offering supplemented by funds from Thrivent Financial.
Lions Gala Dinner
Fri., April 25, 6 to 10 p.m. – Area Lions clubs, including St. Boni, present the Magic Gala Dinner Event at BayView Event Center in Excelsior. Goal: raise $23,000 to send 15 children with diabetes to Camp Needlepoint to magically transform isolated children into normal kids for a couple of weeks each year. The magic of this work helps change a child’s life by teaching them how to survive this manageable disease while still being able to be a child. Tickets: lionscrappiecontest.org.
Lions Crappie Contest
Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Area Lions clubs, including St. Boni, present the 2014 Lions Crappie Contest at BayView Event Center in Excelsior. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Needlepoint, where children ages 8-17 can go and learn how to manage diabetes. Register: lionscrappiecontest.org.
Grief Recovery Method event
Tues., April 29, 7 p.m. – The community is invited to a presentation on “The Grief Recovery Method • Outreach Program — The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses,” which will be held at Elim Care (409 Jefferson Avenue SW) in Watertown. Info: Maggie Bauer, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, at (952) 237-8719.
Ladies Golf League
Starts late April – Golfers of all levels are invited to join the nine-hole Lakeview Ladies of Timber Creek golf league that plays every Wednesday morning at Timber Creek Golf Course in Watertown, starting in late April. Info: Linda at (952) 471-8160, Mary at (952) 472-4298 and www.lakeviewladiesgolf.org.